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Twitter 140-character limit: Links and photos to stop counting?

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Twitter is reportedly planning to give users more leeway to compose tweets by removing links and photos from the 140-character limit.

Following months of speculation over whether the firm will ditch the limit completely, Bloomberg sources say a slightly less severe course will be taken.

According to the report, the change will take place soon - perhaps within the next two weeks - freeing up users to spend all 140 characters on text and emoji.

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Including web links and photos, which Twitter shortens to 23 characters, has always required careful composition in order to get the full point across.

Returning Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is known to be pondering ways to allow users to be more expressive.

However, rumours the 140-character limit was destined for the scrapheap did not go over well with the company’s near-300 million users.

Would discounting links and photos from the count be an agreeable compromise? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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